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Poor Body Image Linked to Alcohol Consumption in Teenage Girls

The way we feel about ourselves is often directly connected to the way we treat ourselves. When it comes to alcohol use, the same thing applies. A recent study revealed that high school girl’s ages 14-18 who struggled with body image misperceptions are more likely to have consumed at least one drink in their life, . . . . Continue Reading

It’s Official – Women Now Drink as Much as Men

Drinking “like a man” is no longer a thing. More women than ever are “keeping up with the guys” when it comes to alcohol consumption. A recent study revealed women are drinking just as much alcohol as men.  The increase of alcohol consumption is doing increasing amounts of damage to their health as a result. . . . . Continue Reading

7 Behavioral Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol influences your behavior in many ways. The most obvious way is that it changes your reaction to your immediate environment. Heavy drinking is dangerous, especially when you are in an unfamiliar area. Alcohol leads to myopia (short-sightedness) which means your focus and attention to obvious cues and information hinders severely. Overall, alcohol influences your . . . . Continue Reading

How Drugs Affect Women’s Fertility

By now, most know the health implications of abusing drugs. However, how do those drugs affect a women’s fertility?  Researchers have found that men’s fertility are affected by drug use through the sperm. The sperm can be regenerated through staying clean. Women, on the other hand, have a host of side effects. Unlike men, women . . . . Continue Reading

Why Are More Women Binge Drinking?

Women in recovery have been stigmatized for decades. For a while, there was an assumption that it was unladylike for a female to drink in excess. Therefore, it was difficult for a woman to admit that she was struggling with her drinking. However, in recent years, it has become more common for women to drink . . . . Continue Reading

New Study Explains Why Smoking and High Alcohol Consumption Ages Us

Smoking and heavy alcohol use already has a stigma for speeding up the aging process. Smoking, especially, is associated with aging. Now, there is evidence that shows that cigarette smoking and heavy alcohol use actually changes our DNA and accelerates biological aging on in a distinct measurable way. According to the study, cigarette smoking and . . . . Continue Reading

How Dating an Addict Has Shifted My Awareness of Alcohol Culture

Author: Shernide Delva In a relationship, it’s common to have to come up with activities to do that you both enjoy together. Sometimes you have to make compromises and navigate each other’s interests. Recently, I got into a relationship with someone who is in recovery, and it has been eye-opening to realize how much alcohol really . . . . Continue Reading

Seven Nutrition Tips to Keep You Sober

If you are in addiction recovery, it may be tempting to allow yourself to indulge in all the junk food you can eat. After all, you have your addiction to tackle, why take on the stress of monitoring your food when you could be eating whatever you want? Well, evidence suggests that eating habits can . . . . Continue Reading

6 Ways the Second Year of Sobriety is Different from the First Year

If your first year of sobriety was anything like mine, it was a whirlwind of excitement and new experiences – both good and bad. Honestly, my first year was a blur. I was definitely riding the pink cloud for most of it. They say everyone’s journey is their own – and I totally agree. However, . . . . Continue Reading

New Movement Gives Up Anonymity to Take Stigma Out of Addiction

Public opinion on the disease of addiction is by far misinformed and widely unnoticed as an idea based on stigma and stereotypes. Just the word addiction often stirs the imagination of those who are unfamiliar with the illness to draw all types of conclusions based on everything from racial and cultural differences to things like . . . . Continue Reading

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